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House Dems pass massive infrastructure bill; GOP calls it ‘nonsense’

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure but also create jobs at a time of widespread unemployment, protect the planet from a warming climate and narrow long-standing racial disparities.

Roberts joins Supreme Court’s liberal judges to strike down Louisiana abortion law

In a major victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have severely limited access to abortion in Louisiana and opened the door to further abortion limitations around the country.

McSally, other vulnerable 2020 GOPers spur public lands bill passage

Endangered Republican senators like Arizona’s Martha McSally provided key backing for the public lands bill the U.S. Senate passed June 17, a possible indication the issue holds increasingly bipartisan appeal.

Top Trump security advisor vows new actions against China in Phoenix speech

President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, Robert O’Brien, came to Phoenix to kick off a series of administration speeches criticizing China’s government and Communist Party, pledging tough new steps aimed at combating what he called the country’s growing threat to the United States and the world at large.

Democrats block ‘weak’ GOP police reform bill, Arizona senators split

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats blocked a GOP police reform bill Wednesday because they said it fails to adequately respond to police brutality against people of color. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sought to clear...

Sinema opposes movement to ‘defund the police’

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema opposes proposals to defund police departments, according to her office.

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration challenge to DACA

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday salvaged an Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young, unauthorized immigrants known as “Dreamers” to remain in the country without immediate fear of...

Senate GOP unveils police reform bill that is panned by Democrats

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans unveiled a police reform bill Wednesday that takes a markedly different approach to police reform efforts backed by congressional Democrats.

Sinema: Ducey doesn’t ‘have the time or the interest’ to talk to her about COVID-19

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said she’s “not satisfied” with Gov. Doug Ducey’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, and suggested that the governor and the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services have refused to speak with her about the situation.

Trump signs modest police reform order, defends police as ‘brave’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a modest police reform order Tuesday in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality against people of color.
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